Full Trailer for Tom Hanks Western, News of the World, Arrives

(from left) Johanna Leonberger (Helena Zengel) and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) in News of the World, co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass.

Today brings a full look at Paul Greengrass’ upcoming Western film, News of the World, showing Tom Hanks coming for your emotions and awards.

I’m not normally big on Western movies, but I do love a good Tom Hanks film. Today’s full trailer for News of the World shows off what looks to be another great one for the actor, with a surprising amount of action:

While I’m not sold on the whole “Natives steal children and she needs civilization again” angle, I think there’s potential here for it to not be a terrible representation of our people. Either way, I’m much more interested in watching it than I was before!

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), a veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating catastrophes, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe.

In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna (Helena Zengel, System Crasher), a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna, hostile to a world she’s never experienced, is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will.

Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home.

News of the World is slated to hit theaters on December 25, 2020.